NBCC/Zyzzyva Partygoers Salute Maxine Hong Kingston

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“You changed our lives!” A group of Bay Area Asian American women writers gave a spontaneous salute to NBCC nonfiction awardee Maxine Hong Kingston (Woman Warrior, 1976), an honored guest at the NBCC/Zyzzyva Party on June 25, the night before the opening of the American Library Association Conference in San Francisco. From left, Frances Hwang, Yang Huang, Maxine Hong Kingston, Vanessa Hua, Aimee Phan, Bich Minh Nguyen, Kirstin Chen, Reese Kwon. [Photo: John McMurtrie]